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Assembling instructions for the wrap pants

Step by step assembling instructions to sew the wrap pants You will find this pattern in my ETsy shop there. The step by step instruction is made on a half size pattern for explanation purpose. Pictures are easier to take and the whole process is quicker.   First step is stitching the slant pockets and […]

How to sew a zip on Jeans or Trousers

How to sew a zip on Jeans or Trousers A lot of people hesitate to make trousers because they are deterred by the assumed difficulty of sewing a zip on a pair of trousers. That zip is not placed straight on the center front, thus it is not symmetrically positioned. The only difficulty is due […]

How to make the faux-wrap jeans Skirt

How to make the faux-wrap jeans Skirt Here is the detailed instruction of the skirt in the pattern store there. The skirt can be done in two different fabric to enhance the assymetry. Jeans/denim is great. the fabric needs some structure. It doesn’t need to be lined. First cut all the pieces and interface the […]

How to sew the Easy Shirt- Tutorial

How to sew the Easy Shirt- Tutorial that is the instruction to sew that shirt. How to start the shirt is explained in an earlier post on how to sew a pouch. We start there: the pouch is in place. We start by attaching the two front panel at the right side closure (where it […]

How to sew a pouch or a patch pocket

How to sew a pouch or a patch pocket   This tutorial is part of the instruction to sew the “easy shirt”. It is very similar to thee applique we saw in an earlier tutorial there and can be used for sewing patch pockets. First, cut X2 the pieces : upper pouch and under pouch the […]

Instruction to sew the Top cowl

Instruction to sew the Top cowl [masterslider id=”1″] Instruction and guidelines to sew the top cowl  of that pattern .                                  

How to enlarge (semi) circular skirt

How to enlarge (semi) circular skirt   In my alteration studio, I am asked very often to enlarge garments : to make it fit again. Most of the time it is a real challenge, I have to insert pieces on the sides, cut, add….. but for the circular skirts, it is a piece of cake. […]

Finishing a shirt : Putting a mandarin collar

Finishing a shirt : Putting a mandarin collar That particular shirt in the pattern store there, is finished like a jacket. The collar is “sandwiched” between the shirt and facing. As that tutorial is the following of the previous (how to sew a placket), the front facing is part of the placket. Taht finishing is […]

how to sew a shirt with front placket

  How to sew a shirt with front placket We can create an opening on a shirt with a placket similarly to the one for sleeves classic shirt. The pattern for the placket is in the bib shirt in the pattern store there. Here is a step by step instruction with picture. It looks difficult […]

How to sew a very neat appliqué

How to sew a very neat Appliqué : Example of a bib shirt   Applique give such a nice detail on clothes. Many techniques can be applied : the easiest is to apply the shape of fabric on a background and ziz zag along the edge of that shape with a narrow stitch. The technique explained […]

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